Harry Sear's band Astwood's bell frame Bletchley's bells in the churchyard Old Bradwell band Calverton's old church Thornborough re-hang Olney's bells Astwood church in the snow Downs Barn installation Newport sub-web
North Bucks Branch Archive Project

Main Branch site:

Branch site

The Branch web site contains up to date information about ringing in North Bucks. Much of the information formerly in this site can now be found there.


Latest on this site:

Web development - Jan 2021

A long needed review of table names in the dataase has prompted a complete check of the code behind this site. You probably won't see much difference, except in a few places where HTML5 coding has been introduced.

The Flash mp3 player in the tower and bell pages has been replaced with the HTML5 audio player..


For Little Horwood:

More detail from the Central Bucks towers that were formerly part of North Bucks are being included.

BellDocumented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteRecorded WeightEstimated WeightDiameterFounderMP3
8D#Weight BoardD#/Eb21 - 2 - 1623 - 3 - 1649Gillett & Johnston in 1911

Inscriptions:

RECAST BY GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON 1911.
NUNTIA SUM COEPTAE PERITURAE
PRAEVIA VITAE. ET MODO TRANSACTAE
VOX EGO CERTA TUAE.
THE REVḌ CHARLES KIPLING. VICAR
WILLIAM WHITE EDWARD CLEAVER CHURCH WARDENS 1819.
T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT.
 
 
Trapezoids

How does the shape of this bell compare to others in the ring?


Here, the shape of all the bells are compared by reducing their size so they all have the same radius at the soundbow.
Then we can see if the founder made bells taller, wider or the same shape as different sized bells were created.

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Tonal Analysis
Is this bell in tune with itself?
ToneFrequency (Hz)Tuning
Hum1540
Prime3080
Tierce38168
Quint4622
Nominal6160
Upper Third768-4
Upper Quint900-46
Upper Octave1220-17

This shows each harmonic relative to what it should be relative to the Nominal
taking Simpson Tuning as an ideal.
A positive figure shows that the harmonic is sharp, a negative figure shows that it is flat. There are 100 cents between notes on the scale.
Nominal:616Hz
Flat of D#/Eb by 6 cents